You can buy digital content including audiobooks on your iOS device but not through the Audible app. To purchase an audiobook, go to the Audible mobile website using your device’s browser, Safari, for example. You can also set up a shortcut on your device to make purchasing even easier. Follow the steps below to learn more.
Note:After making a purchase, your titles are automatically available for download within your library in the Audible app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Based on your personal listening preferences, Audible currently offers several different membership options. Regardless of which one you choose, there are several membership benefits that you receive:
Here is a breakdown of our membership plans and pricing:
|Membership Plan||Price||Audible Credits|
|1 Book Monthly Membership||£7.99/month||1 credit per month|
|2 Book Monthly Membership||£14.99/month||2 per month|
|12 Book Annual Membership||£69.99/year||12 per year at time of enrollment|
|24 Book Annual Membership||£109.99/year||24 per year at time of enrollment|
To sign up for a free trial to Audible, or to pick your plan visit the Join Us page. If you experience any issues signing up, or are looking to enroll in an annual membership (12 Book or 24 Book), please contact Customer Care.
You can view the three different types of gift membership plans to select from. Here are some quick steps to purchase a gift membership:
Note:If you are unhappy with the preview, you can click edit to go back and change the gift. If you want to cancel the gift completely you can click Cancel.
Your gift membership will now be added to your shopping basket. You can complete the transaction just like any other purchase on Audible.
Audible annual memberships cannot put their accounts on a monthly hold.
Monthly Audible membership plans can be placed on hold once every 12 months for a duration of up to three months. During this time you will not be billed your monthly membership fee. To place your account on hold, please contact Customer Care.
You will still have access to many of your benefits while on hold such as:
Your Audible/Amazon account remains active regardless of your membership status. Therefore, any previously purchased content will still be yours! You can log in and access your online library from either the Audible desktop site or any of our mobile applications.
If you find yourself running out of credits too quickly, you can switch your membership plan to one that includes more credits, or occasionally purchase extra credits online.
To be eligible and see the option to buy extra credits online, you must:
If you fit that criteria, follow the steps below to buy your credits on the desktop or mobile sites:
Note:Pricing for credits will vary depending on your membership plan.
After buying your credits you will receive an email confirmation.
Not able to purchase extra credits? Contact our listening experts day or night who can look at your account and go over plan options with you so never have a nightmare about credits again.
Listening to Audible audiobooks with iTunes is easy! To get started:
Your audiobook purchases are located under the Cloud tab in your library in the Audible app. If you experience problems finding a recently-made purchase, it may be because of one of the following reasons:
Refreshing your application:
If you have a gear icon in your app, your audiobook(s) should now appear under the Cloud tab by tapping My Library followed by Cloud
Your title should appear at the top of the screen with a at the lower right corner of the audiobook.
Signing in to the correct account:
In the Audible apps, you can filter or sort your library in the Cloud or Device tabs. Your audiobook may not be showing up because you have selected a specific filter, or are sorting your content in a certain way.
Audible audiobooks are compatible across hundreds of different devices, including but not limited to:
The Audible for iOS app allows you to download, rate, and listen to purchased Audible audiobooks as well as add titles to your wish list to purchase later. Below you find instructions on how to download and listen to your content.
Before listening, you must download your audiobook. Purchased content can be found in the "Cloud" tab. Follow the steps below to begin downloading.
Tip: You can cancel your download by tapping the X icon next to the audiobook you are downloading.
For information on joining or troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks, please visit Apple's Support pages.
Note:In order to download an audiobook, you will need to have a stable Wi-Fi or Cellular data connection. Once the audiobook is download you will be able to listen regardless of internet connection. If your download stopped because of a connection issue, tap on it again to resume downloading once a connection is available.
After you have downloaded your audiobook, follow the steps below to begin listening
Audible audiobooks downloaded from the Cloud will be located on the Device tab of My Library. Audiobooks synced to your device using iTunes on your computer can be found on the iTunes tab. Simply tap the audiobook to begin listening.
Note: For audiobooks broken in to multiple parts, tap the name of the title first, and then tap the desired part.
The Player controls are:
Yes! You do not need an Audible membership to purchase audiobooks through either the Audible or Amazon web sites. However, you will be paying full retail price for the audiobooks, as opposed to using Audible membership benefits, such as: